Internet Addiction: The Emergence of a New Clinical Disorder

@article{Young1998InternetAT,
  title={Internet Addiction: The Emergence of a New Clinical Disorder},
  author={Kimberly S. Young},
  journal={Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.},
  year={1998},
  volume={1},
  pages={237-244}
}
  • K. Young
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
Anecdotal reports indicated that some on-line users were becoming addicted to the Internet in much the same way that others became addicted to drugs or alcohol, which resulted in academic, social, and occupational impairment. However, research among sociologists, psychologists, or psychiatrists has not formally identified addictive use of the Internet as a problematic behavior. This study investigated the existence of Internet addiction and the extent of problems caused by such potential misuse… 
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